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Students Mistakenly Given Answers To Exam

September 5, 2014 - 6:28am

Instead of blank sheets, the students in Austria were given the version meant for professors to use to grade them.The students now have the pleasure of being re-tested next month.

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How Close Is The Economy To Full Employment?

September 5, 2014 - 5:02am

The Bureau of Labor Statistics says 142,000 jobs were added to the economy in August, far below expectations. So the view that the Fed won't likely hike interest rates until mid-2015 remains intact.

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Ferguson Residents' Mixed Emotions About Justice Department Probe

September 5, 2014 - 5:02am

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder has announced a special litigation team from the Department of Justice will launch a wide-ranging examination of Ferguson's law enforcement practices.

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Hundreds Of Chechens Join ISIS, Including Group's No. 2 Leader

September 5, 2014 - 5:02am

Rebels from Chechnya have joined ranks with other jihadists in ISIS. David Greene talks to Gordan Hahn, author of Russia's Islamic Threat and an analyst for the Geostrategic Forecasting Corporation.

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Run-Up To Midterm Elections Overshadowed By Other News

September 5, 2014 - 5:02am

Don Gonyea talks to with NPR Senior Political Correspondent Mara Liaison and Robert Costa of The Washington Post about the issues and key races in this fall's midterm elections.

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Pinterest Email Blast Misses Intended Audience

September 5, 2014 - 5:02am

The emails were to go to future brides. Pinterest hoped to help them plan their special day. But many email recipients weren't tying the knot — they just showed interest in wedding related content.

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Movie Review: 'God Help The Girl'

September 5, 2014 - 5:02am

God Help the Girl is a classic movie musical. The film is about the Glasgow music scene written and directed by Stuart Murdoch, frontman for the Scottish group Belle and Sebastian.

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Romanian Hub Used By U.S. Military Is In A Strategic Location

September 5, 2014 - 5:02am

There are 30,000 U.S. troops in Afghanistan and 20,000 will head home shortly. Millions of them transited in and out through a base in Kyrgyzstan, until the government there didn't renew the lease.

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Jury Finds Virginia's Former First Couple Guilty Of Corruption

September 5, 2014 - 5:02am

Former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell and his wife Maureen were convicted on Thursday of federal corruption charges. They were acquitted only on a handful of lesser charges.

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Sharp-Tongued Comedian Joan Rivers Dies At 81

September 5, 2014 - 5:02am

Comedian Joan Rivers kept audiences laughing through a 50-year career that included bankruptcy, getting banned from The Tonight Show and mourning her husband's suicide.

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Nebraska's Supreme Court To Hear Keystone XL Pipeline Case

September 5, 2014 - 5:02am

The White House delayed a decision on the pipeline until a Nebraska route is approved. The state's high court hears arguments on Friday over whether the governor had authority to approve the route.

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Federal Judge Rules BP Primary Culprit In Gulf Oil Spill

September 5, 2014 - 5:02am

BP says it will appeal the ruling that the company's reckless conduct and gross negligence caused the largest U.S. offshore oil spill. The ruling exposes BP to potentially billions more in penalties.

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Hong Kong Activists To Counter China's Electoral Interference

September 5, 2014 - 5:02am

Don Gonyea talks to Anson Chan, former chief secretary of Hong Kong, about China exercising control over Hong Kong's next leadership election. Pro-democracy supporters are outraged.

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Ukraine Crisis Requires A New Rulebook, Author Says

September 5, 2014 - 5:02am

David Greene talks to Edward Lucas, senior editor at The Economist and author of The New Cold War, about what moves NATO should be considering in response to Russian military moves in Ukraine.

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